On This Day

What Happened on December 1

Important Events

  • 1913 Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
  • 1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38
  • 1955 Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1988 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
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December 1 in Film & TV

December 1 in Sport

  • 1973 Jack Nicklaus finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Walt Disney World Open by 1 stroke from Mason Rudolph; becomes the first player to reach $2 million in PGA Tour career earnings

Did You Know?

The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation

On December 1, 1952


Would You Believe?

Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

On December 1, 1976

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating
  • 2008 "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage
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